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TurtleManiac 11-25-2018 01:17 AM

General Traag 1987
 
General Traag based on his appearance in the first season of the original TMNT cartoon. The original 1989 General Traag figure was about the same height as the turtles and looked completely different than his cartoon appearance, so I decided to customize it to be toon accurate. Took the original Traag figure and repositioned head/limbs and made taller, and completely sculpted over the whole figure using Aves Apoxie Sculpt. Painted the figure with enamel and acrylic paints. Gun is from 1992 "April" figure, and sculpted a new holster for it with Kneadatite. Also sculpted an additional gun with apoxie trying to replicate the cartoon gun, my first attempt at sculpting accessories. So here he is, Krang's #1 Rock Soldier, General Traag.

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Marksenad 11-25-2018 02:22 AM

Amazing work as always!

Ninjinister 11-25-2018 02:25 AM

damn son!!!!!!!

Utrommaniac 11-25-2018 04:01 AM

Oh damn, that's a much more appealing-looking toy!

Also, on our similarly patterned names...
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BertTheStormtrooper 11-26-2018 09:48 AM

Very nice!

wpugh2424 11-26-2018 10:33 AM

That’s fantastic
Love the work

oldmanwinters 11-26-2018 10:36 AM

TurtleManiac, your customs Rock!

TurtleManiac 11-28-2018 11:27 AM

Thanks you all for the kind words! Much appreciated! :tcool:

I just made an Instagram account to showcase all my past, present, and future TMNT custom action figures. I'll be adding more content to it soon, if anyone's interested and wants to follow that be awesome. Instagram ID: turtlesintime617

General Traag sculpt done ready for paint, more work in progress pics on Flickr, link below.

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MikeandRaph87 11-28-2018 04:16 PM

You sir are the best!

Tartaruhga Muhtante 01-02-2019 02:01 PM

Nice job , pal
 
I am very impressed.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 01-02-2019 02:44 PM

That's sweet work, bro. I'd have begged my parents for that toy when I was a kid. :tgrin:

DarkFell 01-02-2019 09:27 PM

That's an awesome toy custom that you did of ol' rock head. :tthumbsu:

colincollects85 01-03-2019 01:06 AM

Nice work! I enjoyed the General Traag figure as a kid, but realized as I got older it looks almost nothing like the cartoon version. I also never got the random snakes, bugs, and spiders they placed all over some of the figure's sculpts, like this one.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 01-07-2019 08:44 AM

How about a Granitor figure too?

TurtleManiac 02-26-2019 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 (Post 1784061)
You sir are the best!

Thanks dude!

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Originally Posted by Tartaruhga Muhtante (Post 1787910)
I am very impressed.

Hey thanks!

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Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy (Post 1787922)
That's sweet work, bro. I'd have begged my parents for that toy when I was a kid. :tgrin:

Thanks man! It was quite a bit of work, but totally worth it! 😎

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Originally Posted by DarkFell (Post 1787961)
That's an awesome toy custom that you did of ol' rock head. :tthumbsu:

Thanks! He was huge in the cartoon so I never understood why Playmates made him so small, like, shorter than the turtles...unacceptable! 😂

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Originally Posted by colincollects85 (Post 1787979)
Nice work! I enjoyed the General Traag figure as a kid, but realized as I got older it looks almost nothing like the cartoon version. I also never got the random snakes, bugs, and spiders they placed all over some of the figure's sculpts, like this one.

Thanks! Me too, I guess the Playmates toys were a totally seperate universe from the cartoon, in which General Traag is the turtles height and has creepy crawlers all over. I’m guessing it probably had something to do with being able to fit the figures in standard size packaging. Poor Leatherhead really got butchered.

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Originally Posted by Original TMNT Cartoon Fan (Post 1788375)
How about a Granitor figure too?

Granitor is definitely on my “to customize” list, but not sure how soon that would be, so many other characters I wanna make first, and he would probably be more work than Traag.

MikeandRaph87 02-26-2019 03:54 PM

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Thanks! He was huge in the cartoon so I never understood why Playmates made him so small, like, shorter than the turtles...unacceptable! 😂
Maybe he is one of those things that look bigger on television?:P

Love to see what you have coming up next.


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